Stolo Hillside Vineyard, Cambria CA
2021 Hillside Reserve Chardonnay
95 Wine Advocate
Planted in 1998 1.9 Acres of 352 Chardonnay clone on 5BB rootstock spacing 10’x3’ dry farmed. The Hillside Reserve Vineyard sits atop an ancient sea mount of Monterey Shale limestone and thin top soils. Ocean views from the top of the vineyard illustrate why cool foggy nights compliment the soils to produce well structured wine grapes. Dry farmed original vines, undisturbed for 30 years, have deep root structure, thin canopies, and resilient vine stock.
100% whole cluster direct to press. Aged 11 months on the lees in French barrique barrels, 23% new 77% neutral. 144 cases produced.